What we're about

Chichester Skeptics in the Pub is a non-profit organisation promoting science, reason, and critical thinking.

We hold talks and socials once a month in central Chichester. Join us for a healthy dose of skepticism and a beverage of your choice!

Our regular events are on the third Tuesday of every month from 19.30 in the Chichester Inn, 38 West Street, PO19 1RP.

Visit http://chichester.skepticsinthepub.org/ for a full line-up of our talks.

Follow us on Twitter: @ChiSITP

Email us at: ChichesterSkeptics@gmail.com

Objectives:
To develop and support the skeptical community in Chichester.
To provide opportunities for socialising and friendship.
To educate the public about the principles of scientific skepticism and the importance of critical thinking.
To work with organisations in pursuit of common goals.

Safety and comfort at our events and online:
Chichester Skeptics in the Pub aims to be an inclusive organisation, welcoming attendees from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders. We reserve the right to remove any attendee whose continued presence represents a real or perceived threat to the smooth running of our events, or the security and comfort of other attendees. We will deal with all concerns and complaints swiftly and sensitively, and support attendees if they feel further action or support is necessary.

Upcoming events (2)

Project STELLA: From Higgs to Healthcare in Challenging Environments

Join us at twitch.tv/sitp for this event.
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This is another in our series of events we are calling Skeptics in the Collider where we will be hearing from a selection of scientists working at/for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland.
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If you have cancer and you live in a low or middle-income country, you’re unlikely to have access to the radiotherapy treatments that patients in higher-income countries take for granted. A global collaboration including engineers and physicists from the Large Hadron Collider with International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC), the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Daresbury Laboratory, Lancaster and Oxford University and users in Africa and other Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) is aiming to change the current status quo.

Professor Manjit Dosanjh is the Project Leader for STELLA (Smart Technologies to Extend Lives with Linear Accelerators), honorary CERN Staff, the particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the UK and her professional efforts in the fields of biology and the medical applications of physics span more than 30 years, during which she has held positions in various academic and research institutions in Europe and the U.S., including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) at the University of California, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) in Italy.
Dosanjh joined CERN in 1999 where she has worked to apply technologies originally developed for particle physics to the domain of life sciences, aiming to translate and transfer knowledge about physics to society at large. She played a key role in launching the European Network for Light Ion Hadron Therapy (ENLIGHT), a multidisciplinary platform that takes a collaborative approach to particle and radiation therapy research in Europe, and she is the coordinator of the network since 2006. https://enlight.web.cern.ch/
She is also actively involved in helping non-profit gender-related organisations in science and technology for development in Geneva and is a board of director for ICEC (International Cancer Expert Corps). https://www.iceccancer.org/

About Skeptics in the Pub - Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high-quality online events focussing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.
New to Skeptics in the Pub or Twitch or both?
We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.
A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337
You don't need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.
You won't need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.
More details on accessibility, inclusion and safety here: https://sitp.online/online-safety

When It Is Darkest: Why People Die by Suicide and How We Can Prevent It

Join us at twitch.tv/sitp for this event.

Based on his new book, Professor Rory O’Connor will try to dispel myths around suicide and to describe the complex set of factors that can lead to it, drawing from the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicide. The talk will also include an overview of what we can do to support those who are vulnerable.

Rory O’Connor PhD FAcSS is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and a Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research. Rory leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (Web: www.suicideresearch.info; Twitter: @suicideresearch) at Glasgow, one of the leading suicide/self-harm research groups in UK. He also leads the Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Group at Glasgow. He has published extensively in the field of suicide and self-harm, specifically concerning the psychological processes which precipitate suicidal behaviour and self-harm. He is also co-author/editor of several books and is author of When It is Darkest. Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do To Prevent It (2021). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Suicide Research and Associate Editor of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Rory acts as an advisor to a range of national and international organisations including national governments on the areas of suicide and self-harm. He is also Co-Chair of the Academic Advisory Group to the Scottish Government’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group.

About Skeptics in the Pub - Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high-quality online events focussing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.
New to Skeptics in the Pub or Twitch or both?

We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.

A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337

You don't need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.

You won't need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.

More details on accessibility, inclusion and safety here: https://sitp.online/online-safety

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